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  • Need a house phone with decent speaker
  • Premier Icon granny_ring
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    When using our current phone on speaker it distorts quite badly when the volume is turned up, it’s a few years old now so looking to replace it.
    Anyone bought a recent phone that has decent speaker clarity at higher volume?

    TIA.

    Premier Icon FunkyDunc
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    Do people still use such things?

    Premier Icon oceanskipper
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    Siemens Gigaset phones – excellent.

    Premier Icon granny_ring
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    Sometimes funky there is the need to.

    Premier Icon granny_ring
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    Cheers ocean, excuse the ignorance what does Gigaset mean? I see there are a few makes…

    Premier Icon oceanskipper
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    Looks like they’ve actually made Gigaset the brand name now. They used to be branded Siemens and Gigaset was the range.

    this is them though, I’ve got a really old one and it’s been faultless, if/when it packs up I’ll certainly be buying another.

    https://www.gigaset.com/hq_en/

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    That Gigaset CL390 is analogue. All landlines in the UK are transitioning over to digital between now 2025, it is a phased transition that has already started. In most cases (although confusingly, not all) analogue phones will not work on digital lines.

    If you need a landline phone due to hearing issues then the A2D transition is a good thing as digital lines will be clearer.

    Premier Icon squirrelking
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    My mum got an adaptor similar to ye olde ADSL filters for her phone when Virgin went digital so it shouldn’t be an issue.

    Premier Icon oceanskipper
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    I wasn’t linking to that specific phone, just the website in general. TBH the website didn’t display that well on my phone where I copied it from so apologies if it was misleading. I’m recommending Gigaset in general as the models have all changed since I got mine….

    Premier Icon granny_ring
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    Ok thanks all.
    All this techno talk baffles me, easily done 🙂
    A2D transition…..?
    Looks like I need to look for a Gigaset phone then.

    Premier Icon rak
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    A2D is analogue to digital

    Do you need a corded phone or a cordless phone?
    If cordless, how many handsets do you want?
    Do you need an answer machine?

    Take a look at Argos, there’s loads on their page but you can narrow it down quickly with the choices above and customer ratings

    I like my Panasonic cordless, has been reliable for many years.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Would a handset with Bluetooth work? It could be paired with an external Bluetooth speaker of your choice.

    Premier Icon granny_ring
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    Cheers, some things to look at next week.
    Cordelss, one phone & answermachine would be useful.
    Not sure about bluetooth, maybe useful?

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